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Benedetti was born in Paso de los Toros in the department of Tacuarembo. In 1946 he married Luz Lopez Alegre.
From 1973 to 1985, when a military dictatorship ruled Uruguay, Benedetti lived in exile in Buenos Aires, Lima, Havana, and Spain. Following the restoration of democracy, he divided his time between Montevideo and Madrid. He has been granted Honoris Causa doctorates by the Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay, the Universidad de Alicante, Spain, and the Universidad de Valladolid, Spain. In 1986 he was awarded Laureate Of The International Botev Prize. On June 7, 2005, he was named the recipient of the Premio Menendez y Pelayo. His poetry was also used in the 1992 Argentine movie The Dark Side of the Heart (El lado oscuro del corazon) in which he read some of his poems in German.
El Diario de Ecuador: Mario Benedetti dictates his las poem (in Spanish)
Famed Uruguayan writer Benedetti
"Biblioteca de autores contemporaneos / Mario Benedetti - El autor"
Mario Benedetti en la Biblioteca Cervantes Virtual
Nacha Guevara sings Te quiero (I love you)
Poet of Uruguay's Revolutionary Moment
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